Man threatened with knife in 'targeted' burglary
Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary during which two men kicked in the front door of a home and threatened the owner at knife point.
The shocking break-in happened in the Ballina area of Co Mayo on Monday at around 9.30pm. It is understood that two men broke through the front door of the property before threatening a man - aged in his 40s - with a knife.
A small amount of valuables was taken but the victim was not physically injured during the burglary.
Gardaí based in Ballina are following a definite line of inquiry in relation to the break-in but no arrests have yet been made.
A source said that the incident is being investigated as a targeted burglary and that damage was also caused to the door.
Gardaí say that investigations are ongoing.